DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Blindness in Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaimed the “Parable of the Tenants” to point out to the chief priests and elders that they are not only blind to God’s blessings, but in their ingratitude of His blessings, they will kill the Messiah, the Son of God. Ponder on, “Are we ungrateful for God’s blessings, especially the divine gift of faith that offers Eternal Salvation?”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Matthew 21:33-35, 37-38a, 39b-41, 43
Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders of the people, ‘Listen to another parable. There was a man, a landowner, who planted a vineyard; he fenced it round, then he leased it to tenants and went abroad.
When vintage time drew near he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his produce. But the tenants seized his servants, thrashed one, killed another and stoned a third. Finally he sent his son to them thinking, “They will respect my son.” But when the tenants saw the son, they seized him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.
Now when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?’ They answered, ‘He will bring those wretches to a wretched end and lease the vineyard to other tenants who will deliver the produce to him at the proper time.’